Religion and Rationality in the Muslim World

There is a particular hubris in believing that we of the West are the only people capable of taming our passions and pursuing rational self-interest . . . [Read more...]

No Freedom without Religious Freedom in Egypt

Religious freedom is the basis of freedom and democracy, not a byproduct. [Read more...]

Egypt’s Muslims Attend Coptic Services

Muslims turned up in droves for the Coptic Christmas mass Thursday night, offering their bodies, and lives, as “shields” to Egypt’s threatened Christian community. [Read more...]

A New Year of Violence Against Christians

One is tempted to balance this report with attacks in the Christian West on mosques and Muslims, but in reality there is no comparison in number, deadliness, intensity, and most importantly motivation. [Read more...]

Islamic Law in America?

. . . both Muslims and non-Muslims are not fully aware of the historical limits of Islamic law, and the complex ways in which it interacted with laws enacted by governments whose understanding of public interest extended beyond that of religious law. [Read more...]

Science and Religion – A Common Aim?

. . . it might be good to recognize in the meantime that science and religion do share a common aim . . . [Read more...]

Apostasy and Blaspheme

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But for Muslims some words and the images they create in the human soul are more than a way of communicating ideas. They are the indissoluble link between the human person and God. [Read more...]

The Big Picture and the Small – Religion in Malaysia

I hope that the readers will understand better the choices being made today by the indigenous peoples of this region; [Read more...]

Condomania?

This difference between cultivating one’s own character as a saint and merely pursuing good ends is a fundamental, if often forgotten, part of many religious traditions. . . . .The road to hell is not paved with good intentions. They lead to heaven [Read more...]

Why Don’t Muslims . . . . .

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The thing I hear most often when speaking about Islam and Muslims is that Muslims don’t seem to ever condemn violence and terrorism. I point out that the reason for this perception is that cable news and mainstream media almost never carry such condemnations. Below you will find a statement from ISNA, the Islamic Society [Read More...]

The Infra-Structure of Anti-Muslim Hate?

This is another interesting account of how American attitudes toward Muslims are being shaped. [Read more...]


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